Compensatory Afforestation – Where is the Land?

Divya Mehra It is well established that India is an 'under-construction' country. As a developing economy, the country invests a significant amount of its budget in new development projects that are being proposed, planned, and implemented at the regional or local level. Very often the land for development projects is taken from the forest area … Continue reading Compensatory Afforestation – Where is the Land?

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Living Legacies

Fizala Tayebulla Heritage is a legacy of important tangible and intangible assets passed down through the generations. An individual, a family, a community, or even a city or country could inherit a heritage property. There are three forms of heritage recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Cultural, Natural and Mixed. … Continue reading Living Legacies

Responsible Consumerism Comes at a Cost

Divya Mehra With growing environmental concerns around the globe, the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle has become one of the important measures to deal with environmental crises at the individual level. In simple terms, a sustainable lifestyle is an individual's or society's attempt to reduce its consumption of natural resources and minimize its environmental footprint. … Continue reading Responsible Consumerism Comes at a Cost

The Circulation of Toxicity Between Urban and Peri-urban Frontiers

Using a flow-based approach, this article uses the example of water in Ghaziabad in an attempt to reveal how toxicity is circulated and re-circulated between the urban and the peri-urban.  Kartik Chugh Development and Peri-urbanisation Since the economic liberalization in 1991, India has experienced an upsurge in urbanization. In 2019, 34.5% of India’s total population … Continue reading The Circulation of Toxicity Between Urban and Peri-urban Frontiers